JWAAD Personal Development Programme

The Personal Development Programme (PDP) from the Josephine Wise Academy of Arabic Dance (JWAAD) has been created to support individual dancers through their development and provide a tailored plan to focus their learning on the areas that will benefit them the most.

Technique Reviews

Catherine is a trained National Technique Assessor for the JWAAD PDP and offers a one to one session to review your technique and give valuable feedback on how to progress to the next level. These sessions can be booked at any time as a private lesson. Some sessions are scheduled, often allowing a discount on hall hire if you sign up to a pre-arranged time slot.

How Does it Work?

The Technique Review consists of a half an hour one to one session with Catherine running through a list of bellydance technique and grading each movement so that we can see which areas you are best at and which areas you can improve. It is a relaxed and friendly session and at the end you will be given some feedback about which level you are currently at, what stands out as being enjoyable about your dancing, the areas that will help you most to improve and how you might improve them. After the session your paperwork is sent to JWAAD and then posted to you along with your Certificate, Technique Review tick sheet and Personal Development Plan for your future progression.

For more information on the Technique Review and JWAAD PDP please visit JWADD.

How Do I Sign Up?

Technique Reviews incur a standard fee (across all JWAAD Assessors) of £35 plus room hire, but there are a number of ways to make this a better deal for you.

Combine with a private lesson

Pay for a one hour private lesson at £35 and include the Technique Review as part of it (around half an hour) for only £10 more. Depending on availability it may be possible that a room hire fee will need to be added. Please contact me if you would like to arrange this.

Home Visits

I am happy to come to you if you have enough space to do the Technique Review at your home to save you paying extra for room hire. Please contact me to arrange this.

Private Lessons

Private Middle Eastern Dance lessons from £35 per hour


Do you want the opportunity to work on your technique on a one to one basis?
Or maybe you want help with a choreography for a show?
Perhaps you'd like to get a couple of friends together and hold a workshop of the things YOU want to learn with more space to move.

Private lessons are available to dancers of ALL levels of experience in a range of themes specified by you. The price is the same whether there's just you on your own or a group of you to share the cost.
We can also organise a venue for your lesson from just £12 per hour.

It's great value and you'll go away with personal tips on how to improve your dancing.
Contact Catherine to give it a go!